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Chris Paul suffers concussion, leaves court on stretcher, but tests negative

Mar 7, 2011, 12:19 AM EDT

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That looked scary.

It could have ended up much, much worse.

In the third quarter us Sunday night Chris Paul drove the lane against the Cleveland Cavaliers, lost the ball, turned his head to find it as he slammed his head into the arm ad shoulders of Ramon Session.

Paul collapsed to the floor and stayed there. He was eventually taken off the court on a stretcher and rushed to a local hospital (despite him saying he wanted to go back in the game).

He has a concussion. The good news is all tests came back negative and there is nothing seriously wrong with Paul, according to John Schuhmann of NBA.com on twitter.

However, he is expected to be out for the Hornets Monday night game against the Bulls. Where they really could have used him against Derrick Rose.

There is no timetable for his return, and concussion symptoms can linger longer than expected. But this could have been — and looked at the time — much worse. So we’ll count our blessings.

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